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All set for ZITF 2021

by William William No Comments

All is set for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), with more than 350 exhibitors expected at the fair.

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, several companies have confirmed their participation at this year’s edition of the fair.

Briefing the media in Bulawayo this Tuesday, ZITF Board Chairperson, Mr Busisa Moyo emphasised the importance of the exhibition to the recovery of local industry.

“With exactly one week left to the ZITF, we are ready to once again host the ZITF. The exhibition centre is already a hive of activity as exhibitors finalise their stand preparations ahead of the start of the show next week. 357 direct exhibitors have booked and confirmed participation on 40 109 square metres of exhibition space. Of these, 11 percent are first-time exhibitors. 10 countries are participating at this tears exhibition,” said Moyo.

Robust Covid-19 measures will be in place with Exhibitors expected to produce a negative COVID-19 certificate as a safety measure.

Moyo added: “All exhibitors, vendors, service providers and conference delegates will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test result, PCR or Antigen taken within 48 hours of the beginning of the show. One day visitors do not need to take a test as they will spend limited at the show and will be under close monitoring by COVID-19 police. We strongly encourage all participants to take advantage of governments intensified covid-19 vaccination drive and ensure that they at least one dose by the time of the show.”

As part of efforts to decongest the trade showcase, children below the age of 18 will not be allowed.

All set for ZITF 2021 – ZBC NEWS

ZITF Company appoints new CEO, deputy

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has appointed Dr Nicholas Ndebele as the substantive chief executive officer and Ms Stella Nkomo as his deputy.

The appointments are with immediate effect.

In a statement, the ZITF Company said: “The ZITF Company board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nicholas Ndebele as the substantive chief executive officer with immediate effect.

“Dr Ndebele will be supported in his new role by Ms Stella Nkomo who has been appointed deputy chief executive officer, also with immediate effect.”

Dr Ndebele joined the organisation in 2017 as the sales executive tasked with increasing gains in profit performance, revenue growth and market share across all the firm’s strategic business units.

He was appointed acting general manager in the following year after the resignation of the previous general manager.

“More recently, he has demonstrated capacity and leadership depth taking the company to profitability and guiding the company through one of the most tumultuous periods of its history; ensuring business survival and sustainable continuity despite the disruption on the business brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the attendant knock-on effects,” said the ZITF Company.

Dr Ndebele holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree majoring in Business Leadership from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of the University of Pretoria.

He is also a holder of an Executive Development Programme (GIBS), a Master of Science in Marketing from the National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Masters of Business Administration from Midlands State University, Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Nust and a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).

The ZITF Company said Ms Nkomo has been with the company for over 14 years driving the marketing, communications and business development functions of the entity and will continue to manage that portfolio as well in addition to her new duties.

“As an accomplished events manager and co-ordinator specialising in exhibitions, conferences and events infrastructure management, she has been instrumental in making sure that the ZITF Company’s exhibitions and events remain the biggest and effective platforms for business growth in the country,” it said.

Ms Nkomo is a holder of a Business Leadership Certificate, ZimChartered Marketer,

Master of Science in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Media Studies from Nust, Marketing Practitioner (Marketers Association Zimbabwe) and is currently studying towards a Master of Science degree in International Relations with UZ.

“Given their combined arsenal of qualifications, knowledge and expertise in the business development and marketing fields, Dr Ndebele and Ms Nkomo are more than equal to the task.

“The board wishes them well in the new roles. The board is fully persuaded that these two appointments supported by a loyal senior management team will be able to deliver the pending transformational strategy to reposition the ZITF Company for the future,” said the organisation. — @okazunga

JUST IN: ZITF appoints Dr Nicholas Ndebele as CEO and Ms Stella Nkomo his deputy

by William William No Comments

THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has appointed Dr Nicholas Ndebele as the substantive chief executive officer and Ms Stella Nkomo as his deputy.

The appointments are with immediate effect.

In a statement, the trade fair company said: “The ZITF Company board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nicholas Ndebele as the substantive chief executive officer with immediate effect.

“Dr Ndebele will be supported in his new role by Ms Stella Nkomo who has been appointed deputy chief executive officer, also with immediate effect.”

Read more at: JUST IN: ZITF appoints Dr Nicholas Ndebele as CEO and Ms Stella Nkomo his deputy | The Chronicle

ZITF dates moved to August

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) will be held from August 23-27 after it was postponed due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic which has seen an upsurge in cases being recorded in the country.

Cabinet postponed the ZITF which was supposed to be held from July 20 to 23 following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

The ZITF company had initially written a letter to the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Sekai Nzenza proposing 21-24 September and September 28-October 1 as the new dates.

Read more at ZITF dates moved to August | The Chronicle

ZITF Company proposes September for trade showcase

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has proposed to hold this year’s trade showcase in September.

This comes after Cabinet postponed the ZITF which was supposed to be held from July 20 to 23 following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

Eleven countries had confirmed participation, namely Angola, Belarus, Botswana, Indonesia, Japan, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Sekai Nzenza the ZITF company has proposed September 21-24 and September 28 – 1 October as the new dates.

Read more: ZITF Company proposes September for trade showcase | The Chronicle

LATEST: New dates proposed for ZITF

by William William No Comments

THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has proposed to hold this year’s ZITF in September.

This comes after Cabinet postponed the ZITF which was supposed to be held from July 20 to 23 following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

In a statement addressed to the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Sekai Nzenza the ZITF company has proposed 21-24 September and 28 September- 1 October as the new dates.

ZITF Company board chairman, Mr Busisa Moyo said this will allow exhibitors and potential visitors to reschedule their preparations with ample time and also allow the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic to subside.

Read more:  LATEST: New dates proposed for ZITF | The Chronicle

ZITF Says Bookings Hit 90% Mark

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ZIMBABWE International Trade Fair (ZITF) has confirmed its bookings for this year’s edition have hit a 90% mark amid optimism the event will proceed safely and as planned despite the ongoing Covid-19 containment measures. The event will be held from 20 to 23 July at the ZITF Grounds in Bulawayo.

In an update on  Wednesday, ZITF chairperson, Busisa Moyo said the uptake of space had nearly reached full capacity.“Space bookings now at 90% to capacity with 405 direct exhibitors having thus far booked 44,878sqm out of the 49,547sqm which had been made available for sale,” he said.

Eleven countries confirm ZITF participation

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ELEVEN countries have so far confirmed their participation at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) as more local and international exhibitors seek to ride on the showcase to expand businesses and trade.

Bulawayo will host the prime multi-sectoral trade exhibition under tight Covid-19 mitigation protocols next month (20 to 23 July) under the theme: “Showcasing the New Normal for Business & Industry: Realities and Opportunities.”

The theme acknowledges that ZITF 2021 is taking place against the backdrop of Covid-19 and, as such, calls for multi-stakeholder engagement in forging innovative sustainable business models, economic and trade re-engagement.

Read More at …. https://www.chronicle.co.zw/eleven-countries-confirm-zitf-participation/

ZITF: Time for Bulawayo to shine again

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THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, the country’s premier international trade and investment showcase, is back. The ZITF Company board chairman Mr Busisa Moyo said the annual trade expo which was cancelled last year following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be held from 20 to 23 July under strict Covid-19 health protocols.

“The ZITF Company board and management wishes to advise all stakeholders that His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe has approved the hosting of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair from 20th to 23rd July 2021,” said Mr Moyo.

Read More at ..  https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zitf-time-for-bulawayo-to-shine-again/